Why does Katalon not find parts of my Windows Application?

Hi all,

I just started using Katalon to see if it is a usable tool for testing our Windows Application. The fact that it is a windows application makes googling/searching difficult, because I keep getting results for WebUI. Having said that, my apologies if it is answered somewhere already.

If I use the recorder to find the elements, it does not always find everyting that’s there. I’ll try to give an example here with screenshots.

It does find this button; but not the dropdown thats under it.

So I can also not make an object of it. I hope this is enough to help, otherwise please let me know and I’ll add more.

Thanks in advance,

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Hi there,

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Hi @r.roskam ,

Welcome to our community. Sorry for my late response. Can you please try Object Spy? If this works, I think there might be some loading problem with Record.

Hi @Elly_Tran, thanks for your reply. The spy doesn’t go deeper than the dropdown arrow either;

Any other suggestions?


what do you mean by not going deeper? Do you action that click and receive any error?

I mean that the dropdown has a lot of options, but I don’t see those options in the in Object Spy.
The options are the ‘BAG’, ‘Beheer’, …, ‘WOZ Registratie’

But I don’t see them in the Object Spy, there the tree in the ‘All objects screen’ just goes to the initial dropdown Arrow:

Do you see what I mean?